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Harvard University Curricular Theme Coordinator in Cambridge, Massachusetts

53373BRAuto req ID:53373BRJob Code:403134 Coordinator I Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Curricular Theme CoordinatorSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :054Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:Three or more years of relevant experience required. Education beyond high school may count toward experienceAdditional Qualifications and Skills:College degree preferred; administrative experience in an academic setting preferred. Impeccable judgment and discretion required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Exemplary organizational and planning abilities, as well as proficiency in Microsoft Office and web applications. Enthusiasm for educational innovation, new media and blended learning. Qualified candidates will possess a strong commitment to continuous process improvement and must be able to effectively prioritize work against multiple deadlines and have the capacity to adapt and respond to last-minute changes. Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team structure. High energy and ability to select appropriate opportunities to take initiative, as well as to ensure that ongoing projects move forward. Successful candidate must be able to understand the general mission of the Program in Medical Education (PME) and possess/develop a working knowledge of the M.D. curriculum. Attendance at periodic early morning/evening meetings or events required.Additional Information:This is a 2-year term position from date of hire with possibility of extension, contingent on work performance and continued funding for the position.

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Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.

  • Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.

  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.

  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.

  • Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.

  • Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.

  • Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events, and many discounts throughout metro Boston.

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Department:Program in Medical EducationPre-Employment Screening:Identity Schedule:35 hours/week | Monday-FridayJob Function:General Administration Job-Specific Responsibilities:Responsibilities of the Theme Coordinator include:

•Work with faculty theme directors and OCS/HST staff on strategies for integrating thematic content into the curriculum;

•Provide logistical support for in-person and remote curricular theme-and IPE-related course sessions;

•Develop and maintain theme “courses” in the Canvas learning management system in collaboration with theme directors and OCS staff;

•Coordinate societal theme and IPE curriculum mapping and search efforts, including key words entry and thematic visualizations;

•Participate in and provide staff support to working groups and committees related to the societal themes and IPE;

•Serve as a societal theme and IPE curricular content resource for students, faculty and staff in the HMS community;

•Collaborate with OEQI faculty and staff on assessment and faculty development initiatives related to the societal themes and IPE;

•Coordinate retreats and events related to societal themes and IPE;

•In collaboration with PME Administration, contribute societal theme and IPE content to the Medical Education public website;

•Serve as a resource for thematic content approaches and best practices at other institutions.

Works effectively within a culture inclusive of individuals with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations, and appreciates and leverages the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals.

School/Unit:Harvard Medical School EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Job Summary:The Harvard Medical School M.D. curriculum includes five societal themes that run longitudinally throughout the four years of the curriculum in both the Pathways and Health Sciences and Technology (HST) and tracks. The societal themes are: Aging and End-of-Life Care; Health Equity; Sex and Gender Minority Health; Substance Use and Pain; and Trauma-Informed Care. In addition, Interprofessional Education (IPE) is a sixth longitudinal theme in the four-year M.D. curriculum. Each of these themes are integrated into the three phases of the curriculum: Preclerkship, Principal Clinical Experience (PCE) and Post-PCE. In order to facilitate the development and integration of curricula in these areas, the Curricular Theme Coordinator will support the work of the faculty theme directors, closely collaborating with staff in the Office of Curriculum Services (OCS) and the Office of Educational Quality Improvement (OEQI).